Nexstar Invests in Lafayette Stations, Launches Local News

By Kevin Eck 

Starting tomorrow, viewers of Lafayette, LA. Fox and NBC affiliates KADN and KLAF can watch locally produced news on the Nexstar-owned stations.

Since it got the NBC affiliation in July 2015, Nexstar has added news personnel, upgraded the station’s studios to HD, added a locally themed news set and updated weather forecasting equipment at the broadcast facility.

“This is a very exciting time for KLAF-KADN and our local viewers as the expansion will increase our locally-produced news, lifestyle, sports, weather and community programming to over 22 hours per week, with 24/7 access to additional compelling local content online at,” said Tom Poehler, vp and GM of KLAF-KADN.

Monday, the stations launch a full day of local news programming with a weekday morning show on NBC affiliate KLAF from 5 to 7 a.m. KLAF will also do a 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscast weekdays, a 6 and 10 p.m. on Saturdays and a 5 and 10 pm. on Sundays. Fox affiliate KADN will air a 9 p.m. on weekdays.